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Alyvia | 1 week ago
My Cat Has Herpes & Has Had Worms In The Past. She Has Had 3 Litters Of …

My cat has herpes & has had worms in the past. She has had 3 litters of kittens before. The first litter was 3 stillborns. The second litter was only 2 babies (one of them being boo of course.) The third happened recently about 4 weeks ago & there was 3 of them (we’re not sure if it was the same father as the last two.) The kittens seemed very healthy but with having other outdoor cats we had to often give them flea baths & even then the fleas would still be there & climb up to their faces but obviously we were hesitant getting their faces. Their mother fed them very well (I could even say maybe over fed them) & they got plenty of rest. The only concern I would say I noticed is how one of them only seemed to use three of her legs, but I didn’t think much about it because I assumed she was young & just still learning how to walk. Then all of a sudden a few hours before she passed she kind of just really wanted nothing to do with anything & just keep sleeping. When I saw she was dead later I noticed brown squiggly things on her, I figured it was either flea eggs or some type of worm. It couldn’t have been the same worms her mother used to have because those were white. We obviously took her away from the others, and then their mother seemed to not want much to do with the two ones still alive. She’s done this in the past when she had her stillborns, she was depressed for a while. I figured it could either be that or my mother read online that it could be because she knows they’re sick & she doesn’t want anything to do with it. So me & my family purchased kitten formula, a bottle, & turkey wet food made specifically for kittens. We’ve made an effort to feed them 15 ml of the formula every 4 hours. We also provided them with warm blankets and shelter since they are lacking their mothers body heat. One of them was acting like the kitten that had just passed, just really not up for doing anything. The next morning we saw them & they seemed fine, then we check on them about 15 minutes later & that same kitten was from before was dead. We’re now making an effort to really keep an eye on this one & do everything we can. He was doing so well this morning, & we’ve been holding him to our chest for more intense warmth & continued to feed him 15 ml of formula every 4 hours. Now for the past 4 hours or so he’s starting to look really lazy like the other two. We’re scared he’s not going to make it very long

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scgreco413
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Good morning. My advice would be to get to a vet. I would also advise spaying this cat in an effort to prevent this same event from repeating itself as this is the third time you’re going through this. Best of luck.

Laura
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I agree with Sarah. You need a vet for the litter as well as for your queen – spay her, speuter the kittens when they’re ready for their new homes. Stop the cycle of producing sick cats.

Krista Magnifico
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Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your kittens. There are so many things that this could be. It’s really almost impossible for me to even speculate. I think it would be really helpful to provide basic medical care. Like parasite control and treatment and vaccines. And yes of course spaying and neutering to prevent future litters and the high mortality associated with them. I would guess that it is probably a few simple things. Parasites, disease, exposure are the big killers for cats and kittens. I applaud your compassion but I think it’s time to start providing more medical intervention.… Read more »

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Charlotte | 4 weeks ago
My One Year Old Lab Mix Has Worms. She Did Not Even Poop And Their Was …

My one year old lab mix has worms. She did not even poop and their was two worms stuck to her but and I don’t have money for a vet please help

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Good morning- There may be OTC options of dewormer, but I can not make a recommendation on those. I would be extremely careful in going that route. Dosage will probably vary greatly. If I were you, I would call my vet and find out how much an office visit and a shot of dewormer would cost upfront. The longer you wait, the worse (and subsequently the more expensive) things will get. Your dog is 1, so probably due for an annual exam anyway. I’m sure your vet will be able to do the yearly exam and deworming altogether. They may… Read more »

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Nana | 2 months ago
I Just Recently Moved In With My S/O And Their Dog Hates It. She Gets …

I just recently moved in with my S/O and their dog hates it. She gets jealous. She didnt pee in the floor before and now she does. She always has to be under the covers and worms her way in between us. She stares at me all the time and when i walk towards her she rolls on her back and shows me her stomach. If we leave her outside of the room she whines and claws at the door. When its just me home she doesnt get in the bed, but if hes home she’ll hop right up with us. Im at a whits end.

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Hello, Please try to understand your partners pets point of view. How would you feel if you believed that your whole life that no one else I RN he world mattered as much as you and then all of the sudden you are told to move over and make room for someone else? It takes time to adjust to a new person especially a new person invading your space and your life. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about pets or kids. If you are the new person to the equation you have to adapt to their way of… Read more »

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Hello- I agree with Krista. I would just like to add my experience with walking with your dog(s). Walks are sooooo much more than physical exercise. They help establish pack order, keep the peace, provide mental stimulation, help secure the bonds within the pack, provide routine and reassurance…. I really could go on for quite a while on all the benefits of walking with your dog your dogs as a family unit. My advice would be to be patient, and try adding a nice daily walk when you and your significant other both have time to spend with the dog… Read more »

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Your SO needs to be involved in your dog’s life. Training, feeding, etc. Dogs don’t urinate out of spite, however – it’s simply a new place, with new rules. Make sure the stress of the move didn’t kick off a UTI, and go back to housebreaking basics. And yes, as Dr. Magnifico suggested, take a basic obedience class as a family and make sure he’s the one working her.

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Nana | 2 months ago
I Just Recently Moved In With My S/O And Their Dog Hates It. She Gets …

I just recently moved in with my S/O and their dog hates it. She gets jealous. She didnt pee in the floor before and now she does. She always has to be under the covers and worms her way in between us. She stares at me all the time and when i walk towards her she rolls on her back and shows me her stomach. If we leave her outside of the room she whines and claws at the door. When its just me home she doesnt get in the bed, but if hes home she’ll hop right up with us. Im at a whits end.

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Hello, Please try to understand your partners pets point of view. How would you feel if you believed that your whole life that no one else I RN he world mattered as much as you and then all of the sudden you are told to move over and make room for someone else? It takes time to adjust to a new person especially a new person invading your space and your life. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about pets or kids. If you are the new person to the equation you have to adapt to their way of… Read more »

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Shauna Procter | 3 months ago
I’ve Got A 9 Week Old Puppy At Home, She Is Passing Stools Normal Colour…

I’ve got a 9 week old puppy at home, she is passing stools normal colour not to much but is crying when trying to pass. She has been wormed and I’ve just given her, another one as requested by previous owner. Will this fade eventually once worms are killed she is scooting her bum on the floor too

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Laura
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Since she’s only 9 weeks old, you can’t have had her long. Which means either you have a vet visit happening in the next couple of days, right? Ask your vet. 🙂

Jennifer Taylor
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I would speak with your vet. There are different wormers that are parasite specific. It could be as simple as the wormer you are using is not covering the parasite the puppy has….or it could be something completely unrelated. If she is crying when passing stool I would try to get in to your vet as soon as possible. I hope your puppy feels better soon!

Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I always tell people that if their puppy isn’t acting normally that you should assume something is wrong and see a vet. If you are worried tell your vet. If they aren’t helpful or reassuring seek a second opinion. You are the only advocate your puppy has.

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Donna Bunch | 5 months ago
I Have A Half Pit/Dashhound And She Sneezes A Lot And Shakes Her Ears. Then…

I have a half Pit/Dashhound and she sneezes a lot and shakes her ears. Then kinda like she can’t get her breath but she has been tested for heart worms and gets a heart worm pill every month I just don’t know what to do for her? Some one told me to give her Dimeitapp everyday and see if it helped but I don’t know how much or how often? Shadow weighs about 27 to 30 lbs. please help I don’t have much money but I need to know do I need to take her to the vet? She is up to date with all her shoots also.
Thank you so much for your input!!

Concerned parang!!
Donna B.

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Hello, I am sorry but I cannot provide a dosage for your pet unless they are a patient. It sounds like allergies and there are lots of options s available for this. But your pet needs to be examined for infection first. If it is infection they will probably need antibiotics. I also recommend that someone look inside the ears. If you are worried about money please call your vet and express that. Or call the local shelters and rescues to see if there is a vet near you who can help. Please don’t give your pet any medications without… Read more »

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Hannah Parmer | 6 months ago
I Have A Leopard Gecko I Got From A Science Teacher She Has Been My…

I Have a leopard gecko I got from a science teacher she has been my pal ever since. I usually feed her about 25 crickets every two weeks and change her water everyday. I also have a heating pad for her.Here lately she hasn’t been eating, in a matter of fact, she has not been eating in 3 months. her tail is starting to shrink.I’ve given her pedi-lite baths, I’ve tried to feed her worms instead she ate them for a while then stopped eating those too.Today she started to shed witch for her that’s odd she never sheds. I’m so worried about her I adore my Elizardbeth please help if you have any advice. I would take her to a vet but there is not a vet around for reptiles.

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Good morning,
I would start making phone calls to all local vets and rescues to try to find a vet with reptile experience.

Laura
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How far are you from Bellwood? The Bellwood Animal Hospital treats exotics. Also: what substrate is she on? I worry about obstruction. Is she warm enough? How old is she? Are her sheds normal?

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Erin Marie | 7 months ago
Just Curious, Has Anyone’s Dog Ever Gotten Worms (hookworms, Roundworms, Whipworms) While Taking Heartgard PLUS?…

Just curious, has anyone’s dog ever gotten worms (hookworms, roundworms, whipworms) while taking heartgard PLUS?? My beagle has gotten hookworm (a little more than 1 year ago) and whipworm (a few days ago) while on heartgard plus every month.

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Hello,
This is not uncommon as the pill kills the worms that are present but many pets pick them up again between pills. Talk to your vet about the preventative that you are on and that you are taking it at the correct time frame and that your dog is really eating it (not spitting it out without ingesting it). I see what you are talking about frequently. It is also pretty well documented. I hope this helps.

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Spencer Turby | 8 months ago
My Dog Is About 12 Yrs Old And Had A Rabies Vaccine And Blood Work…

My dog is about 12 yrs old and had a rabies vaccine and blood work done little over 2 weeks ago. When I took him to the vet his belly was swollen are you little and I pointed that out to the veterinarian. After you gave the vaccine and got blood work done and at the veterinarian told me that his heart was not that good but his liver and kidneys were fine and I did not have thyroid problems but he has really bad teeth. His belly was just swollen for about a week and then I noticed a couple of white worms in his stool so I called the vet and got some warm medicine. Now his belly seems to of went down a little but he has some swelling that continues to get worse and there is swelling all over his stomach and his one right leg area. Now I cannot even lift his back legs up. I’m very worried.

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I cannot tell you what is going on. I’m sorry. There isn’t enough information to guide you anywhere except back to the vets office. I would recommend xrays and an ultrasound as your next steps to see that might be going on inside the abdomen. Good luck

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Angie Cru | 12 months ago
My Cat Which I Barely Got About 2 Weeks Ago Has Worms I Found Out…

My cat which I barely got about 2 weeks ago has worms I found out when he was going to the bathroom and I checked and he had a white gooey worm attached to him and I was wondering how much it would be for you guys to treat him?It was a tapeworm

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Honestly, you need to get your cat to YOUR vet. We can’t prescribe meds online.

scgreco413
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Hi there-
Seeing as this is a new pet anyway, you’ll need to schedule a vet appointment. Better sooner rather than later- especially since there is an issue. Good luck!